Danny Boyle’s Stage Adaptation of FRANKENSTEIN Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller Heads to U.S. Theaters This Summer

     May 8, 2012


Director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting) made waves last year when he returned to the stage and helmed a stage adaptation of Frankenstein at the Royal National Theater in London.  Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Dark Shadows) traded off playing Dr. Frankenstein and his monster, and both shared an Olivier Award for Best Actor.  I was incredibly jealous of those that got to witness the production live, but now THR reports that Fathom Evens will be presenting a taped recording of the show in hundreds of theaters across the U.S. on June 6 and 7.  One night Cumberbatch’s performance as the monster will be shown, while another night we’ll see the actors swap roles.

This is fantastic news for fans of Cumberbatch, Miller, and Boyle and I’ll most definitely be grabbing a ticket.  Cumberbatch is currently filming J.J. AbramsStar Trek sequel and will be seen later this year in The Hobbit.  Miller stars in Tim Burton‘s Dark Shadows and recently landed his own Sherlock Holmes role in the CBS pilot Elementary. [Update: We've added a stellar trailer for the stage production after the jump.]


  • Anarvin

    Look forward to this guys! I have seen this play in cinema theatre myself and it is still very good experience. I have seen the version with Cumberbatch as a monster and he was just superb!

  • holly

    I’ve seen it on stage and in the cinema and its great live or recorded. I’ve also seen both versions and Cumberbatch is amazing in both roles.

    It was released last year worldwide but demand has led to a rerelease. Fans really wish the NT would release a DVD but Nt say they arent allowed to.

  • Deadpool

    …anyone find it ironic that both these guys are Sherlock Holmes?

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